Should dog barking really be a punishable crime?
Excerpt: [A]nimal control in League City says that her "children" are breaking the law by barking too loud!
To which I say: The dog owner needs to grow up. For one thing, her dogs are NOT children. They're dogs. Always have been. Always will be.
For another thing, dog ownership is a privilege, not a right. As part
of this privilege, a dog owner must manage his/her dogs so that they are
not a nuisance to others. That includes keeping the barking noise from
becoming a public disturbance.
Can't handle these responsibilities? Then don't have a dog. It's that simple.
Barking dogs just beginning of the problem
Excerpt: I ask you then, if a dog barks loudly and obnoxiously for a few minutes
at 2:30 a.m. and wakes up the neighborhood, is that a valid complaint
that should trigger a violation? According to animal control, the answer
is, probably not. I was told there should be “tolerance” on my part,
and it seems like they make the decision as to what is tolerable.
To which I say: As long as animal control is funded by taxpaying humans, then humans should come first.
Fines for dog barking low in Brisbane City despite thousands of complaints
Excerpt: BARKING dogs are driving thousands of complaints across Brisbane but just three infringement notices have been issued last financial year by Brisbane City Council.
Woman faces losing barking dog
Excerpt: Three nearby neighbours have complained to council saying the dog barks for more than 30 minutes at a time between midnight and 5.30am, causing disruption to their sleep.
I’m Calling About a Barking Dog
Excerpt: In those dark predawn hours the delicate stillness of our treasured
sanctuary would often be replaced by the shrill continual barking of a
small dog, quickly followed by an angry chorus of shouts and threats by
abruptly awakened neighbors. This boisterous interchange between man and
dog would continue for upward of 45 nerve-shattering minutes.
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